First Timer Takes 11th Lancashire International Open Golf Championship (Heaton Park, 2/3 April 2011)
Hosted by Bury CC and mangaged by Bury member Geoff Young, another great early season curtain raiser as 17 contenders met in kind mild spring sunshine, last year’s winner couldn’t defend the title, due to injury, so honours went this year to Lionel Tibble, playing golf for the first time!
After scraping his way out of the block phase he won the quarter and semi stage in 2 games at a canter until Paul Rigge took him into a third game as befitting a final. The consolation doubles was taken by Ray Mountfield and Bob Connop.
3-7 7-5 7-4
6-7 7-0 7-6
7-1 5-7 7-5
1-7 7-6 7-6